Definition of tubby in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌbi

adjective (tubbier, tubbiest)

1 informal Short and rather fat: a small, tubby man
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  • Since his medication seems to have made him less energetic and incredibly gluttonous, he's getting rather tubby now.
  • On the other hand, this will not be a great night for couture designers; Jack is a driven character, but also short, tubby and bedraggled, heedless of fashion's demands.
  • The defiant stare, too, would have made a subtle effect, emphasised by the averted, pixellated face of the tubby, shorter guard.
buxom, well upholstered, well covered, well padded, of ample proportions, ample, round, rounded, well rounded;
British informal podgy, fubsy
North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed
2(Of a sound) lacking resonance; dull (as that of a tub when struck): historic classical recordings with a tubby overall sound
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  • One would think that all those cellos would produce a thick, tubby sound, but Boulez's rhythmic and contrapuntal virtuosity keep the music lively and athletic.
  • The Stokowski recording is a bit tubby here but it is an exciting performance.



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  • I dodged him and then kicked his behind sending him tubbily with arms flailing into the next section.
  • Many a Westerner undoubtedly came to consider those performances - often rough, blowsy and tubbily recorded, with basses to the fore - idiomatic, if only by default.
  • He's a funny character, but a bit more gimmicky than the majestically, sexily, tubbily Peter!


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  • Similarly, using a bass control to correct tubbiness or muddy bass response also falls short of success.
  • And tubbiness is a leading contributor to high blood pressure and heart disease, one of our biggest killers.
  • The reflectors give the soundboard the more optimum grand piano shape, enhancing the treble, providing longer sustain, eliminating tubbiness in the bass, while helping provide clarity of tone.

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